An example has recently surfaced of exactly what police can do when trained in Jiu-Jitsu and able to use techniques like the armbar, mount, and side control in order to restrain suspects. The footage comes courtesy of the JJT YouTube channel and emerged only shortly after some fantastic news for police reform in the US was announced. It was only a matter of days ago that California took a huge step in the direction of progress when they officially endorsed Gracie Survival Tactics as a curriculum of BJJ techniques to be taught to officers.
The nature of the job will mean that police officers are regularly involved in violent altercations or will have a need to use some measure of force in order to apprehend and restrain suspects. This is why it has never been more important to empower police officers with the ability to use techniques like effective mount and side control, or even using the armbar as a hold like this clip. The proof is there for all to see really as countless grapplers have been able to use their skills in times of need to help out, despite not even being police officers.
Not just that, but officers themselves have been getting on board more and more often as the years go on. There are dozens of police chiefs and individual officers all around the US that have taken it upon themselves to train in one or more different forms of grappling and have even been spreading that knowledge throughout the force of their own accord. This isn’t just a niche opinion either, Rener Gracie has been pushing so hard for police reform on a national level in the US and has amazing plans on how to achieve it.